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Maria Theresa

[ muh-ree-uh tuh-rey-suh, -zuh ]

noun

  1. 1717–80, archduchess of Austria; queen of Hungary and Bohemia 1740–80 (wife of Francis II; mother of Joseph II, Leopold II, Marie Antoinette).


Maria Theresa

/ məˈriːə təˈreɪzə /

noun

  1. Maria Theresa17171780FAustrianPOLITICS: hereditary ruler 1717–80, archduchess of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (1740–80); the daughter and heiress of Emperor Charles VI of Austria; the wife of Emperor Francis I; the mother of Emperor Joseph II. In the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48) she was confirmed in all her possessions except Silesia, which she attempted unsuccessfully to regain in the Seven Years' War (1756–63)


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Think of Catherine the Great or Maria Theresa or Margaret Thatcher.

This allowance worked for the state (Maria Theresa taxed their production).

Maria Theresa held it in her hand, and looked on it a few seconds with a languid smile.

I presume you know that Maria Theresa was a first-rate soldier; or, at least, she had the happy art of finding them.

The only body which was competent to take away from the children of Maria Theresa their hereditary rights was the Comes.

Nita entered the cabin, and Maria Theresa arose uncertainly.

Maria Theresa was not in a mood to see Jarvis for two more days.

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